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Total loan: $350

Racheal

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Wobulenzi, Central Region, Uganda / Health

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A loan helped to purchase more medicine, antibiotics, skin ointments, and syringes to sell in the drug shop.


Racheal's story

Racheal is 21 years old and lives in the town of Wobulenzi in the Luwero region of Uganda. She is single and has one child. For the past two years, she has been working hard to manage her drug shop, which sells medicine, syringes, and antibiotics.

To help expand her business, she has requested a loan of 1,200,000 UGX from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more medicine, antibiotics, skin ointments, and syringes, and will help Racheal to generate greater profits. Since she is a single mother, she will use the profits of the business to pay school fees for her child, buy for herself and the child personal items like clothes, pay house bills, and provide basic needs for the family like food, thereby improving on their standard of living. She hopes that in the future she will be able to start rearing chickens.

Racheal is a member of BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program. In addition to microfinance loans, the program provides both a safe place for young Ugandan women to take part in group activities, and a forum for life-skills training.